Trivia Bits for Sep 13, 2017

By Leslie Elman

September 13, 2017 2 min read

There's a scene in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" in which Egyptian princess Nefretiri (Nefertari) plays a board game with her father-in-law, the pharaoh Sethi (Seti I). Scholars disagree about whether Seti I was pharaoh during the time of Moses. That board game, however, is historically accurate. Known as Hounds and Jackals, it's an ancient game of chance in which players roll dice and move hound- or jackal-shaped pieces toward a goal on the board. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a Hounds and Jackals board in its collection dating to the reign of Amenemhat IV, hundreds of years before Seti I ruled Egypt.

What do Lake Kariba, Lake Mead and Lake Nasser have in common?

A) Deepest lakes on their continents

B) Highest concentration of fish per square mile

C) Man-made lakes

D) Salt water lakes

Previous answer: Usagi Tsukino is the ordinary schoolgirl who transforms into Sailor Moon.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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